NASA deemed to make ‘Interstellar’ sci-fi into reality with the Cryosleep…

 

“We must reach far beyond than our own lifespans…”

This is the principal theory of the much awaited Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi movie, ‘Interstellar’, which anticipates to find a way for our existence in deep space… Interestingly, it seems that NASA has taken this concept of ‘reaching far beyond’ a bit more literally, as for the first time an endorsed statement came from the officials that NASA is planning for a Manned ‘Mission to Mars’ via Cryosleep

During this year’s ‘International Astronomical Congress’, which took place from Sept 29th to Oct 3rd in Toronto, NASA teamed up with ‘Spaceworks’, an Atlanta based aerospace company, that is investigating procedures for putting space crews into hibernation. But this doesn’t mean that the entire crew will be snoozing in their capsules, when the whole world are keeping their trust on them as atleast one crew member will be awake at a time for two to three days before going back into stasis for 14 days.

Cryosleep, which can also be referred as ‘Cryostasis’ is a process by which the person is brought into sleep and thus slowing the life processes by exogenous or endogenous means… This technology is different from that of the Cryopreservation, which can only be legally performed on humans after they have been pronounced dead.

Therapeutic torpors will be used to reduce the body metabolism and temperatures, which naturally happens during hypothermia. During the mission, the torpor would be induced via a ‘Rhinochill’ – a device that uses invasive tubes to shoot cooling liquid up the nose and into the base of the brain.

The upcoming Sci-Fi movie, Interstellar greatly reflects this concept of Cryosleep, where the crew is made to hibernate in cryo capsules, which keep them alive for the journey to the other end of the space and thus to save the humanity from extinction… Cryosleep is not such a new concept for the movie enthusiasts as many major films counting Avatar, Aliens and 2001: A Space Odyssey have already depicted it.

Though the Mission to Mars comprises around ‘180 days of Space travel’ and carries no direct comparison with the ‘Interstellar travelling’, visionaries say that Cryostasis is not just the solution for keeping the cosmonauts alive for longer periods, but it may also reduce the total expenses of the cruise as there will be a drastic reduction in the size of the spaceships, there won’t be need for food, oxygen and other equipment to keep the crew occupied throughout the voyage as most of the time they will be in deep stasis…

Now how do you think ‘Captain America’ survived years together without having his daily diet…?

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If the Earth dies …

“If the Earth dies – you die.

             If you die – the Earth survives…”

Every day – we ’The Humans’ think that we are contributing for something great on this planet. We think that the Earth must be fortunate enough to carry us…But after reading the earlier dialogue, we realise that we are nothing more than some complex organisms, who first searched for food, clothing and shelter during the early evolution process and later utilised every possible resource of this Earth – for his own personal needs and greed…

The starting dialogue of this article is from the 2008 American Science fiction film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. It follows ‘Klaatu’ [An alien messenger in human form], who comes here as a result of humankind’s environmental damage to the Earth, to change our human behaviour or to eradicate us from the Earth…

So – do we deserve a second chance?

Well…I don’t believe that some alien Klaatu will to ‘America’ to remind us that we are out of time…And hence there is no question of a second chance here.

Then who will tap us when we are sleeping in a room full of poisonous fumes..? Our nature will. And it will act as the messenger as well as the Executioner…And unlike the Klaatu, it isn’t going to speak clearly in English, “You are running out of time…” It does leave clues, but we need to be patient enough to think about them.

2013 is termed as one of the hottest year ever! Isn’t it a straight forward clue that our atmosphere is no longer in a position to withstand such a large quantities of Greenhouse gases…

So let’s start to think before it is too late… And first, let’s create awareness among the people about the disintegration of the Natural environment and its harmful effects on plants, animals and also the Humans…

Everyone make mistakes. It’s in the Human nature… It’s also in the nature of humans to learn from their mistakes… and if we don’t – then what’s the point in living? What’s the point in a second chance? And above all, what’s the point of our evolution…?

Do we deserve the second chance...?
Do we deserve the second chance…?

 

 

 

Thor – Director General of the Energy Corporation…!

If you have ever forgotten a phone charger, you know what it’s like to wander through an airport – staring at all the available electrical sockets you just can’t use… All that electricity available for taking – only if you had the right equipment…

It fits very similar in the case of the ‘lightning’…

With each bolt of lightning carrying a relatively large amount of energy of about ‘5 billion joules’, the concept of “harnessing the power from the lightning” is mouth-watering…

But why aren’t we making progress in this arena…?

Well, harnessing the energy from the lightning is just not as easy as it feels. With a bolt travelling some thousand fold times faster than ‘Usain Bolt’ ,the machinery must be very efficient to absorb such a large amounts of energy in such a short span of time…And even though if you designed such a massive infrastructure, you can’t afford to install them in ‘every corner of the world’…

‘Unpredictability’ and the ‘stabilised control of the input’ are the other factors which delay the production of this much awaiting form of energy.

And this is exactly where Thor can come into play…

He can use his hammer to focus all the lightning on a single power plant, in a much controlled manner. Thus can solve all the above stated problems…

Long live Thor – Director General of the Energy Corporation…

And as a matter of fact, How is electricity manufactured in your planet..?

Lets light hopes in this planet...
Lets light hopes in this planet…

 

 

 

Comet Ison is still ‘on’…!

Well… The brightest comet of the century, Comet Ison ‘is on’ after it just survived a close encounter with the Sun…The comet first seemed to have fallen apart as it approached the sun’s surface, but the new images showed a streak of light moving away from the sun – which means that the hope is still ‘on’ for Ison…

So – how did it survive the sun..? Not definitely by using some strong “sun screen lotion”, I guess. So here we are left with 3 theories to support this surprising phenomenon. Pick the best one at your own risk…

  • THEORY 1 :-  Tony Stark – Ironman created a strong force-field around the comet so that he could preserve that brightest comet for the future use, where the comet Ison is going to be read “ Stark Industries – The brightest from the rest…”

That’s his ego going really crazy…

  • THEORY 2 :-  Transformers – Optimus Prime earlier reviled to media that comet Ison is nothing but – Intact Space-time Overturn Network [ I.S.O.N ], which could actually overturn the time, once it is energized to the higher energy levels…

And thus it actually travelled time to survive from the sun…

  • THEORY 3 :-  Professor Sybill Trelawney – The Hogwarts teacher of Divination might have foreseen the future of the comet Ison and casted a strong repulsive spell on it so that she might utilize this opportunity to show the students and the reaming staff that she was right about the premonition she predicted for ‘Peeves’…

Now that’s one dedicated teacher…

So – whatever might be the reason, Ison survived and it is coming straight towards us [ hopefully ] to showcase its dazzling beauty in the night sky…Lets enjoy it…

 

All "eyes on" Ison...
All “eyes on” Ison…

I ‘wish’ everything is normal ‘again’…

So – After almost a month of exile from the blogging arena, I am back and back with the topic that I actually left with – Cricket…
Now, If you are thinking that I am going to declare the result of the inagural IGCL match

https://gayazahmed.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/inter-galactic-champions-league/
then, let me tell you that the match was canceled as Silver Surfer left ‘silently’ to his planet…The disappointed ‘Captain’ America went calm, staring at the sky on the sunday match night and when he happened to see a Shooting Star, he wished to witness ‘The most exciting and brutal batting ever’ on his planet itself…
And so came the India vs Australia ODI series…
Now – before the 2nd ODI of Ind vs Aus, If you asked a cricket expert, “What is the match winning score in ODI’s ?”, the expected answer would be “Something close to 300 or run-a-ball…”
And now – if you ask the same question, then the reply would be, “Well…I don’t know.No target is match winning these days…”
The fact that India chased down 350+ target, not just once, but twice in two weeks created more questions than answering them…And the most highlighted one among them is, “What is the future of ODI bowling…?”
Well…since the advent of the T20’s, we got used to witness such a high ‘economy’ from a bowler.But given the fact that an economy of 10 runs from his complete spell of 4 overs is more sensible in T20’s than an economy of 8 runs from his complete spell of 10 overs in ODI’s…That means, the bowler isn’t just being beaten on a high note – but he’s been beaten consistently…And that is a serious concern for the future if the ODI bowling…
As Indian skipper, MS.Dhoni has himself stated in a press meet that The back-to-back high scoring matches are doing ‘no good’ for the gentlemen’s game and if this thing continues, then we may need to use ‘Bowling machines’ in the near future…
Meanwhile, Captain America, who himself is a great admirer of the ‘captain cool’ – MSD, felt very sorry for his ‘not-so-cool’ wish…
But he doesn’t know that his wish ‘never came true’…
He actually mistaken ‘Silver Surfer’ for a shooting star…Poor Avenger is still living in that guilty…
So – If you ever witness a shooting star – “Think twice before you wish…”

Humans - How sentimental...
Humans – How sentimental…

Inter Galactic Champions League…!

 It has been a warm and vibrant week here in India as the Champions League T20 is all set for some crucial knockouts. It’s great to watch the champions taking on each other… And talking of champions, why can’t we run a fantasy league where Extra Terrestrials takes on Humans… Surely, this International Space Week [ Oct 4 – 10 ] would provide a great platform for this “ Inter Galactic Champions League “

The format of the game, is a six-per-side ‘Hong Kong Sixes’, which would be perfect for this IGCL. However we need to expand the ground dimensions to at least 6 times the present… And what about the umpire ? I think ‘Ben-10’ would be exceptional for this job as he can interact with both humans and aliens – with ease…

And now., lets invite the guests, the warriors of the space, the champions of the stars – “ The Alien All-stars “ starring,

  • Superman   –  Skipper, monstrous batsman, pace bowler and an exceptional fielder… [ What else do you expect from this captain..? ]
  • Thor  –   He can send the balls out of the space with his hammer. [ Unless IGCL allows him to use his hammer as a bat…]
  • Avatar Navi   –   A pace bowler and a decent batsman.[ I guess he can aim the balls to the stumps just like the arrows…]
  • Thark   –   An Exceptional wicket keeper [ well, his 4 hands were ‘handy’ I guess…]
  • Optimus Prime   –   With his huge size, I guess his presence in the field may stop a few sixes…
  • Silver Surfer   –   The most mysterious and the silent player of the team. [ No dialogues and only action…]

This Alien All-stars takes on our own heroes from the Earth – “Human Heroes”

Lets witness the El-Galactico...
Lets witness the El-Galactico…

Alien All-Stars                                                Human Heroes

Superman [ c ]                                                   Captain America [ c ]

Thor                                                                       Spiderman

Avatar Navi                                                         Hulk [wk ]

Thark [ wk ]                                                        Ironman

Optimus Prime                                                  Wolverine

Silver Surfer                                                       Batman

It’s great to imagine such ‘Super-Battles’ in our fantasies, where both the teams are good and noble and which creates a room for some healthy competition [ Unlike the usual Good Vs Bad ] It creates a better platform for all the life forms of this universe to enjoy this “ El-Glactico “

And when it comes to game, I am ready to keep my bucks on Alien All-Stars…What about you…